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Man raped, stabbed teen 86 times after meeting on Snapchat, Gwinnett DA says

Georgia man gets life in prison for raping, stabbing teen he met on Snapchat

MARTA to close Atlanta Five Points station entrances in July. Here’s why

MARTA passengers who use the Atlanta Five Points rail station will see a major disruption beginning July 29, when the station entrances close for renovations, requiring commut

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Meaning of Memorial Day

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MEMORIAL DAY

A grandson follows in his hero’s footsteps all the way to Normandy

Eighty years after his grandfather helped liberate Europe, a soldier based in Georgia is preparing to join a massive commemoration of D-Day

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day: Do you know the difference?

Memorial Day and Veterans Day both focus on Americans who have served in the military, but for different reasons.

5 things to know about Memorial Day, including its evolution and controversies

Memorial Day weekend commemorations, celebrations presented across Atlanta

There are many ways to celebrate the holiday weekend. These Memorial Day events in and around Atlanta will help people pay tribute to fallen soldiers.

A Healthy Season

Summer fun: 5 outdoor safety tips for kids

While outdoor play is exciting, it’s important to teach your children how to be safe in good weather and bad

Reduce risk of drowning by 88% with these expert safety tips

Chris DeJong, founder and president of Big Blue Swim School, recommends starting swim lessons as early as 3 months old to help children become comfortable in the water

Dermatologists say rub on sunscreens, tune out influencers

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15 things to do this weekend: Memorial Day events, Jazz Festival
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Crime and Safety

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Gwinnett DA charges driver in crash that killed 4-year-old at mall

Two months after 4-year-old Abigail Hernandez was hit and killed in the Mall of Georgia parking lot, the driver is now being charged

Paulding jail inmate found dead in cell

Chatham grand jury indicts two former Savannah police detectives for perjury

Two fired Savannah Police Department officers were indicted by a grand jury this week on charges of lying under oath.

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Metro Atlanta

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Gwinnett DA charges driver in crash that killed 4-year-old at mall

Busy day at Hartsfield-Jackson as Memorial Day travelers take flight

A record number of passengers passed through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport security checkpoints on Thursday, and even more are expected on Friday as the Memorial Da...

Three Georgia cities in running to host Sundance Film Festival

Three of the 15 cities accepted to submit proposals to become the future host city of the Sundance Film Festival are from Georgia: Athens, Atlanta and Savannah.

Georgia

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Wild Georgia: What’s essential for some bird nests might surprise you

Wild Georgia columnist Charles Seabrook says some bird nests include materials ranging from mud to spiderwebs to snake skins.

Warnock, Dickens attend White House state dinner

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock attended a White House state dinner in honor of Kenyan President William Ruto on May 23, 2024.

Crickets, worms released in two University of Georgia buildings

A University of Georgia student and a recent graduate allegedly released crickets and worms last week in two buildings on campus.

Politically Georgia

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Trump Georgia defendants push 2020 fraud claims as another election looms

Three defendants in the Georgia election interference case are trying to use unproven claims of fraud to escape criminal charges and disbarment.

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Senior Biden campaign official says he wants to ‘keep Georgia blue’

Senior Biden campaign official Quentin Fulks provides insight into Georgia.

OPINION

A socialist campaign and sexist mailer defeat Teri Anulewicz in Cobb County

It’s an old-fashioned — and misguided — notion that a woman should be judged by her husband’s occupation, or that her husband’s job must influence a female elected official.

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Fulton DA in Spotlight

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Fulton DA’s office files its own appeal in Trump Georgia election case

The office of DA Fani Willis said it is appealing a judge’s order that dismissed six counts from the Georgia election interference indictment against Donald Trump and others

Fulton DA Willis: ‘I have at least four more years ahead of me’

Ex-staffer details alleged retaliation by Fulton DA’s office

A former employee of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office detailed to Georgia senators on Thursday how she was demoted and eventually fired after alleging her bosses w...

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Capitol Recap: Georgia port officials say they won’t fund new river crossing

Warnock, Dickens attend White House state dinner

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock attended a White House state dinner in honor of Kenyan President William Ruto on May 23, 2024.

LISTEN

State Rep. Teri Anulewicz talks about her upset loss in Democratic primary

State Rep. Teri Anulewicz talks losing her seat.

US

CNN nabbing presidential debate deemed a coup for cable network

CNN is hosting the first of two presidential debates in Atlanta on Jun 27.

How will new Chinese tariffs affect Georgia business? It’s complicated

President Joe Biden on Tuesday raised tariffs in an effort to protect American electric vehicle and solar panel industries from cheap Chinese imports, ramping up an ongoing tr...

Biden, Trump agree to June debate in Atlanta

President Joe Biden said he has accepted an invitation from CNN for a June 27 debate in Atlanta against former President Donald Trump, setting the stage for a potential summer

Columnists

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OPINION

A socialist campaign and sexist mailer defeat Teri Anulewicz in Cobb County

It’s an old-fashioned — and misguided — notion that a woman should be judged by her husband’s occupation, or that her husband’s job must influence a female elected official.

Opinion: Donald Trump suddenly puts birth control in play

OPINION: For Joe Biden, the Nov. 5 election is about Jan. 6

Trump in Court

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Trump Georgia defendants push 2020 fraud claims as another election looms

Three defendants in the Georgia election interference case are trying to use unproven claims of fraud to escape criminal charges and disbarment.

Ex-staffer details alleged retaliation by Fulton DA’s office

A former employee of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office detailed to Georgia senators on Thursday how she was demoted and eventually fired after alleging her bosses w...

Fulton DA’s office files its own appeal in Trump Georgia election case

The office of District Attorney Fani Willis said it is appealing a judge’s order that dismissed six counts from the Georgia election interference indictment against former Pre...

Food & Dining

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The ultimate Memorial Day weekend guide to eating, drinking, grilling and cooking

Check out these recipes, tips, products and events to have a Memorial Day weekend to remember.

Cocktail bar Propaganda opens in Smyrna with ‘70s-inspired theme

Propaganda is a '70s-inspired cocktail bar with vinyl music and live performances at 2860 Atlanta Road in Smyrna Market Village.

Kid-owned lemonade, grilled cheese business coming to Peoplestown and more dining news

Jase’s Lemonade, a pop-up turned food truck co-owned by 11-year-old Jace Kurtz, will open a brick-and-mortar location later this year in the Terminal South development in Atla...

Coffee shop Green Beans ATL hopes to become a mainstay in Grant Park

Coffee shop and cafe Green Beans ATL is open in Grant Park offering a variety of coffee drinks, pastries and breakfast and lunch dishes.

Things to Do

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Three Georgia cities in running to host Sundance Film Festival

Three of the 15 cities accepted to submit proposals to become the future host city of the Sundance Film Festival are from Georgia: Athens, Atlanta and Savannah.

Millennials and Gen Z are embracing the gap year

These gap years can range from three to six months, and sometimes even up to a year, allowing travelers to pursue their passions and hit the reset button.

Bookshelf: Idyllic community hides dark secrets in ‘The Witches of Bellinas’

In 'The Witches of Bellinas,' author J. Nicole Jones delves into a dark tale of a seemingly idyllic community with disturbing secrets.

Lifestyle

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Deja News: Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Raft Race trashed to death by 1980

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: A review of the news that made The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s front pages through the decades.

Wild Georgia: What’s essential for some bird nests might surprise you

Wild Georgia columnist Charles Seabrook says some bird nests include materials ranging from mud to spiderwebs to snake skins.

Here’s why our sunscreen habits are concerning

57% of men and 41% of women rarely or never protect their skin

Arts & Culture

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day: Do you know the difference?

Memorial Day and Veterans Day both focus on Americans who have served in the military, but for different reasons.

Bookshelf: WWII bomber jacket book a photographer’s passion project

Local photographer's passion project turns into a coffee table book of WWII bomber jackets.

Entertainment

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Former ‘Idol’ star angry over Ferst Center’s late cancellation of her play

Kinnik Sky, a local playwright, was stunned when Ferst cancelled her play last month just eight days before the show without a clear explanation.

Peachtree Road Race represents ‘iconic Atlanta’ for longtime morning show hosts

Kevin Avery and Taylor Scott of Fish 104.7 explain why The AJC Peachtree Road Race means so much to them.

The South still has something to say: Outkast, Usher are Atlanta reps in Apple Top 100 albums of all time

Travel

Millennials and Gen Z are embracing the gap year

These gap years can range from three to six months, and sometimes even up to a year, allowing travelers to pursue their passions and hit the reset button.

5 stunning ‘Bridgerton’-inspired Airbnbs

These five properties are among the best in the world for those looking to experience the opulence and grandeur the Bridgerton family would surely approve of

3 beautiful places in Georgia you might not know about

These three locales are close enough to Atlanta that you visit during a weekend getaway

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Chatham grand jury indicts two former Savannah police detectives for perjury

Two fired Savannah Police Department officers were indicted by a grand jury this week on charges of lying under oath.

Fashion, family, and faith on display at the King Family Hat Exhibit

The women in the King family have long held a tradition of wearing hats every Sunday, some of which symbolize historic moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

A Columbus chef overcame addiction through cooking. Now she’s paying it forward locally

Brittney Espersen's passion for cooking supported her through recovery and rebuilding a healthy life over the last 10 years.

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Investigations

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Atlanta-based Kabbage to pay up to $120 million to settle PPP fraud allegations

The bankrupt Atlanta financial technology firm Kabbage will pay the federal government as much as $120 million to settle allegations that the lender enabled fraudsters preying...

Georgia officials won’t release information on how prisoners are dying

As homicides soar at Georgia state prisons, the Department of Corrections blocks access to information about prisoner deaths.

Atlanta tenants expose Millennia Housing’s dangerous trend of negligence

Without a real plan from the city outlining its redevelopment plans, Atlanta’s low-income tenants are worried they will be stuck living in poor conditions for the foreseeable ...

Video

Baseball Hall of Fame unveiling Hank Aaron statue in Cooperstown

Baseball Hall of Fame unveiling Hank Aaron statue in Cooperstown

Newly-elected Georgia state representative accused of lying about being in Delta sorority

Newly-elected Georgia state representative accused of lying about being in Delta sorority

DOL says it is hiring staff to deal with appeals backlog that has left many without benefits

DOL says it is hiring staff to deal with appeals backlog that has left many without benefits

Photos

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Photos: Braves are routed by the Pirates

Photos from the Braves vs. Pirates game in Pittsburgh on May 24, 2024. The Braves lost 11-5.

PHOTOS: DeKalb police investigate deadly shooting near Walmart

A woman was shot and killed while driving Friday morning. It happened just outside the parking lot of a Walmart near the Mall at Stonecrest in DeKalb County.

PHOTOS: Five Points MARTA renovation plans

Five Points MARTA station is set to get an overhaul. Here are renderings of the planned renovation.